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Convention Cancellation Notice: Due to concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 Convention has been canceled. Please note the details in the letter from the WSO Executive Director below.

In light of the continuing health concerns, the WSO has decided to cancel its convention scheduled for May 19-22, 2022. We understand this may be disappointing for the members who look forward to this annual traditional gathering, but it has proved difficult to plan many of the activities differently at that time of year and keep our members safe. We look forward to a time when we can gather together indoors again to learn and celebrate.


The election of officers will be done virtually again and we may also have a virtual member meeting.


Since we will not be gathering in person as a large group, WSO is working on a plan to gather outdoors at the same time in small groups to create a statewide Big Day and share what we see. Get ready to get out and bird on May 21 to collaborate, compete, and have some fun! Let’s see how many species we can find across Wisconsin during the Big Birding Bash. More information will be coming out later on this event. If you are interested in helping to plan this day statewide or locally, please contact Jennifer at


WSO is also planning member get togethers during the summer in some great birding areas. We start on June 18 with the Honey Creek Birdathon/Bandathon at the WSO’s preserve in the Baraboo Hills. Let us know if you have suggestions for other great birding areas where we can meet and have some fun this summer.


WSO Board of Directors


Jennifer Lazewski - Executive Director, Wisconsin Society for Ornithology